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The spirits of dead Indians are haunting a couple's house, and they call in an exorcist, whose trademark is a black whip, to get rid of them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Often annoying,but enjoyable slapstick slasher. See more (16 total) »

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Lash La Rue ... Ranger Girard (as Lash LaRue)
Anna Lane Tatum ... Beth

Cynthia Bailey ... Tammie
Mary Dalton ... Mary
Paul Holman ... Uncle Earl Coleman
Cynthia Farbman ... Lynn Evans
Marc Matney ... Craig Evans
Tony Shaw ... David Cody
Robert Bushyhead ... John "Four Eagles" Cody
Suzie Martin ... Suzan

Dean Jones ... Alan
Steve Templeton ... Dallas
Page Elizabeth Ray ... Page
Eric Mikesall ... Cletus

Tony Elwood ... Courthouse Student
Don Dahler ... Photographer #1
Jeff Johnson ... Photographer #2
Peter Deane ... TV News Voice (voice)
Ralph Shaw ... TV News Voice (voice)
Janet Harllee ... Beth's Friend
Dave Plyter ... Mr. Evans
Howard Martin ... Churchman #1
Steve Idol ... Churchman #2
Sammy Fulp ... Minister
Cary Wolfe ... Fisherman's Son
Barbara Hill ... Fisherman's Wife
Ray Speight ... Man Shooting Fish
John G. Wolfe III ... Attorney (as John Wolfe)
Jerry Whittington ... Sammy
Lars Lundgren ... Housing Inspector
Robin Doby ... Waitress
David Hill ... Police Inspector
Neal Stockton ... Police Inspector
Stuart Watson ... Wolfeye
Mighty Joe Coltrane ... The Toltecs: Archer
Jerry Montgomery ... The Toltecs: Tomahawk
Sherwood Jones ... The Toltecs: Dim

Directed by
Phil Smoot 
 
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Phil Smoot 

Produced by
Lash La Rue .... executive producer (as Lash LaRue)
Phil Smoot .... producer
George B. Walker .... producer
John G. Wolfe III .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher Deane 
Matt Kendrick 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Hughen 
 
Film Editing by
Sherwood Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Dean Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Tony Elwood .... makeup supervisor
Dean Jones .... special makeup effects artist
Mark Kimray .... assistant makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Brad Hinkle .... sound effects recordist
Sherwood Jones .... sound editor
Jim Langwell .... sound mixer
Richard Stephens .... sound recordist
Jerry Whittington .... sound effects editor
 
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Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
 
Stunts
Jerry Montgomery .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Cely .... gaffer (as Don B. Cely)
Mighty Joe Coltrane .... dolly grip (as Joe Coltrane)
Rocky Greer .... grip
Robbie Roberts .... assistant camera
Stuart Watson .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marcy Bethel .... costumes
Jane Wiley .... costumes
 
Editorial Department
Jim Finn .... negative cutter
Lawrence Mischel .... negative cutter
 
Other crew
Mary Dalton .... location coordinator
Mary Dalton .... production coordinator
Tony Elwood .... prosthetic effects
Dean Jones .... prosthetic effects
Mary Stafford .... location coordinator
Jerry Whittington .... post-production equipment
 

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UK:78 min
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Ranger Girard:Feel my whip, you son of a bitch!See more »
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References The Blues Brothers (1980)See more »

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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Often annoying,but enjoyable slapstick slasher., 12 March 2009
Author: HumanoidOfFlesh from Chyby, Poland

A group of unsuspecting college coeds move into the house on Totem Hill,a cursed place where four Toltec Sorcerers buried themselves hundreds of years ago-alive and still breathing!On the coming of the Evil Days,the ancient demons arise to feed on the living.Now only one old Ranger with a whip played by western veteran Lash LaRue-fashioned out of materials from the four quarters of the world-stands between the girls and the mystical zombies from the past."The Dark Power" is clearly Phil Smoot's answer to Raimi's "The Evil Dead" with an isolated house,resurrected bloodthirsty demons and lots of POV camera-work in the woods.What surprised me the most are the racist remarks of several characters.The Confederate flag also pops up with alarming frequency.The four Indian monsters are fun to watch and there is a bit of gore including the scene where a man's head is torn apart.Lash LaRue is great with a non-sexual whip action.It's really a shame that the first 45 minutes are so criminally boring.A generous 6 out of 10.

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